Touring company Live Nation say Janelle Monáe is “devastated” that her Golden Electric Australian tour with Kimbra has been cancelled, in a new detailed statement following a brief announcement last night.
The duo’s first Sydney show, scheduled for Monday, was announced as postponed on the morning of the show.
Monáe remains under medical supervision in Melbourne and according to the statement is “devastated” at not being able to perform for her fans and has promised to return to Australia soon.
Ticket holders will be contacted by ticket vendors with instructions on how to obtain a full refund. Read the full statement below.
Gallery: Kimbra – Melbourne, The Forum 17/05/14
Janelle Monáe "Devastated" As 'Golden Electric' Tour Cancelled - Music Feeds
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WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014 – It is with great regret that Live Nation announce that the remaining dates for Janelle Monáe and Kimbra’s Golden Electric Tour have been cancelled, due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing illness.
Ms Monáe became ill after arriving in Australia, rendering her unable to perform at the opening night of The Golden Electric Tour in Melbourne at The Forum last Saturday May 17 and causing the postponement of the Sydney Opera House show scheduled for Monday night.
Ms Monáe has remained in Melbourne under medical supervision but has now been advised that she should not attempt to perform at this time, leaving no alternative other than to cancel all remaining show dates scheduled for the Australian and New Zealand tour.
Ms Monáe is devastated at not being able to perform for her fans and has vowed to return to our shores in the not-too-distant future.
Ticket holders will be contacted by the relevant ticketing outlet to advise of the process for obtaining a refund. Live Nation wish Janelle Monáe a full and speedy recovery.
Janelle Monáe, Kimbra and Live Nation apologize for the disappointment to fans and ticketholders.